The unexpected heavy snowfall was a bit of blessing for me because if I put out little something for the birds in the garden, say, even an apple, it'd definitely attract common but lovely garden birds as feeding birds in gardens is not a popular practice in Japan. It is not just an apple from me though, of course!
the Guard of the Apple😄💂 - Brown-eared bulbul (Hiyodoriヒヨドリ)
Dusky Thrush (Tsugumiツグミ)
Don't worry, I cracked ice in the basin so that birds can have access to the water👍
Japanese white-eye (Mejiroメジロ)
This is actually a satsuma-shaped feeder 😁 a birthday present from my husband🎁
It has sometimes strawberry jam and at other times chopped-up apple cores in it.
Japanese tit (Shijukaraシジュウカラ)
Oriental turtle dove (Kijitaboキジバト)
Grey (White-cheeked) starling (Mukudoriムクドリ)A starling came to our apples for a couple of days in a row before Christmas but we haven't seen any since then.
I'm hoping the snow will melt quickly so that birds and other wildlife can have a better chance to survive the winter.